As I was walking around the lawn yesterday, I discovered this beautiful wildflower growing near our pine trees. I’ve never seen a flower like this before. Its shape closely resembles a star!
This tiny purple wildflower is just one of the many sprouting up in the woods now. It made a nice portrait.
Everything is so fresh out in the woods now. The flowers are blooming, plants of all kinds are sprouting up, and the trees are growing new leaves. I photographed these freshly sprouted wildflowers earlier this morning.
Some of the bark on one of our older apple trees is covered with tree fungus. The apple tree was here when we moved into this house, so I have no way of knowing exactly how old it is. It still produces yummy apples though.
We planted several beds of strawberries a few years back, and had a great crop. Strawberry plants only last for two years, so most of the plants are long gone by now. When I went out this morning, I discovered this strawberry plant sprouting out of the ground. It already had a blossom on it! I wonder if it will produce any strawberries?
I photographed these peculiar growths on a dead tree in the Alabama Lake Guntersville St. Park. I think they might be some type of fungus.